Former President Donald Trump is being trolled on social media after he attacked Democrats over the New York Times’ report on contemporary notes that showed he tried to bully the Department of Justice into helping him overturn Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 election.
The handwritten notes from DOJ officials revealed that Trump pressured them to call the 2020 presidential election “corrupt” and told them that he would take it from there.
Facing increasing calls for his arrest for sedition, Trump tried to spin the report by blaming Democrats for his problems and make himself look like a hero for standing up for voter “integrity.”
“The corrupt and highly partisan House Democrats who run the House Oversight Committee yesterday released documents—including court filings dealing with the rigged election of 2020—that they dishonestly described as attempting to overturn the election” Trump asserted in a statement issued through spokesperson Liz Harrington
He added, “In fact, it is just the opposite. The documents were meant to uphold the integrity and honesty of elections and the sanctity of our vote.”
As expected, Twitter users didn’t buy his argument, and mockery ensued:
Notice he doesn't deny telling the acting attorney general just say it was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.
— Keith Murray (@kansaskeith) July 31, 2021
1: FORMER president Trump. 2: It’s almost comically difficult to defend himself and obfuscate when he’s so incredibly open with his dishonesty.
— Matt Maley (@MMaley) July 31, 2021
Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law….keep it up dude.
— Kevin (@Kevin_JKV) July 31, 2021
“These handwritten notes show that Trump directly instructed our nation’s top law enforcement agency to take steps to overturn a free and fair election in the final days of his presidency."
923. 18 U.S.C. § 371—CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES https://t.co/eG9QokbW5Q
— Marie. ᴺᵒ ᶜʳʸⁱⁿᵍ ⁱⁿ ᶜᵒⁿᵍʳᵉˢˢ ᴷᵉᵛⁱⁿ 🥁🗳🌊🗽⚖️💉😷 (@AuCaDoMom) July 31, 2021
Sucks getting caught breaking more laws. Should be used to it by now.
— 🍸 Sindy 🍺 🔯 (@sinnndy1) July 31, 2021
Every time he gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Dam, this is getting old.https://t.co/xehVgfvOkZ
— V. Jay Crouse (@vjaycrouse) July 31, 2021
— Sam Venezia (@samtosane) July 31, 2021
— opiate99 (@opiate99) July 31, 2021
— Ann Marie (@AnnMarie285) July 31, 2021
— Calicool63 (@cfld0531) July 31, 2021
He just keeps giving them the ammunition….keep talking Trump and soon the most anticipated perp walk in history 👇 pic.twitter.com/fuqzpMNhsq
— Reda Garrett-Hudy Fully Vaccinated Since 4/13/21 (@RedaHudy) July 31, 2021
Yeah, he’s terrified. Good.
— Frankie’s Fiona ❄️🐝🗽 (@frankies_fiona) July 31, 2021
Your boy got caught! Walls closing in.
— huckleberry (@Huckleberry963) July 31, 2021